Three Butler baseball players spent their summer playing on a national championship summer league team. Sophomores Mike Hoscheit and Brian Padove and transfer Corey Moylan helped the Crystal Lake Cardinals of Illinois win the 2009 NABF Summer College World Series in Toledo, Ohio.
“We had a bunch of our guys playing in collegiate wooden bat leagues this summer and most of them had great experiences," BU head coach Steve Farley said. "For these three guys to top it off with a national championship is really something special."
The Bulldog trio led the Cardinals to a 51-15 record, capped by a 3-0 win over a team from New York in the championship. Hoscheit hit .380 for the team, while Moylan hit .355 and was named to the all-tournament team in Toledo. Padove hit .252 and played well defensively at catcher.
In the NABF championship game, Moylan had an RBI single in the fourth inning and a solo home run in the sixth. Crystal Lake pitcher Matt Huck threw the shutout and earned tournament MVP honors.
Hoscheit saw action in 26 games for the Bulldogs in 2009, making 12 starts. Padove played in 14 contests, starting seven.